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Energy Efficiency

Why save energy?

Saving energy at home is really quite simple. What’s more, when you use less energy you pay less too. Because electricity appears to be instant, we’ve become accustomed to an endless supply always being available at the “flip of a switch.” But how much and how often we use energy is affecting our environment, just ask Sparky.

To get an idea of how much energy your household uses, think about how many switches you flip, cords you plug in, and appliances you turn on when you get home from school or work. Then think about your household appliances that are ALWAYS on, constantly drawing power.

The chart below shows how energy is used in a typical Australian home. By targeting the appliances that use the most electricity in your home and changing the way you use those appliances, a small change can have a big effect.

Energy Usage around the home

To understand how your appliances use energy throughout your home simply click on a category from the diagram or list below:

Source: The Australian Residential Electricity Atlas 2011, Connections Research 2011.

How to save energy

There are lots of ways you can use less energy around your home, from simple changes in your daily habits to replacing some of your household appliances.

As a first step to saving energy, try to reduce your use during the peak hours between 4pm and 8pm. You’ll be surprised what a difference you can make.

For some great tips on saving energy throughout your home simply click on a category from the list below:

Do you know how much energy
you could be wasting?

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